Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Rainbow Brite at The Show!

After I had such a fun time last year at the Royal Melbourne Show I was extra excited to attend again this year. If you follow me on Snapchat (@fashionhayley) then you would know I may have had a little too much fun as I posted one too many drunk videos of me and my friend screaming on roller coasters and inside the haunted mansion. It was so much fun I even went back a second time, taking advantage of the after 5pm cheaper ticket and taking a date with me and my friend. Well drunk Hayley may have proceeded to do the most embarrassing thing of all time that night, I made my date and I facebook official when it was only our 4th date! Oh my god, waking up the next day to messages from family and friends congratulating us and asking so many questions, I have never been so mortified. I promptly deleted the facebook post but I don't think I will ever live this one down. Honestly though it was pretty bloody hilarious.

Outfit details
Rainbow top and skirt Both on sale from Sportsgirl Top | Skirt
Leather biker jacket Vintage from Vintage Sole on Brunswick St
Cactus earrings Doodad and Fandango
Pins From Sportsgirl
Pink backpack Fjällräven Kanken from ASOS
Cat bangle Tsumori Chisato
Red tights H&M in Tokyo
Pink Brogues Topshop

To be honest I rarely buy clothes from Sportsgirl any more but when I saw my friend and super hot babe Flossylox rock this two piece on her instagram I was in LOVE and knew I had to get my hands on it. So when it went on sale I swooped in and snapped it up. I got so many compliments on it at the show, I love how bright and in your face it is.

Remember in my last post I wrote that I'm a big kid at heart, well here is the evidence - me having the best time on the carousel.

So beyond obsessed with these earrings. Doodad and Fandango can and will make you clip on's if you ask nicely. LOVE when a jewellery label can do that for me ✿♥‿♥✿

Cactus earrings Doodad and Fandango

I 100% recommend supporting small indie designers over buying mass produced pins. I regret buying these from Sportsgirl but one thing I do like is I don't mind losing one as they're so cheap, so wearing them on all the rides I never worried one bit.

Pins From Sportsgirl

I recently sold my previous more orange colour Kankan backpack that I adored simply because I was able to get my hands on this more pastel pink one. These backpacks are so durable and comfortable and they can hold oh so much. I used my last one all throughout Vietnam and Japan and it was still as good as new. I can not recommend them enough!

Pink backpack Fjällräven Kanken from ASOS
Flower bag charm Takashi Murakami from his recent exhibition in Tokyo at the Mori Art Gallery

These shoes are so comfy, perfect for a long day of walking around.

Red tights H&M in Tokyo
Pink Brogues Topshop

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Big Kid at Heart

 Luna Park in St Kilda has always been one of my favourite places. I have fond memories of riding the Scenic Railway rollercoaster with my mum as a kid and infamously (in our family) proclaiming "this is radical mum!" as we went down the first drop as she sat there quietly terrified and fuming that my dad had chickened out of going on and left it up to her. Sadly the Scenic Railway wasn't open yesterday when we were there otherwise I would have gone on as it is one of my all time favourite rides in the world. I love how rickety it is and that it is still operated by someone standing in the middle of all the carriages to manually apply the breaks. It was built in 1912 and is the oldest continuously operating roller coaster in the world, which makes it pretty bloody cool in my opinion.

Outfit details
Pink coat Savers
Gingham dress Naomi Murrell
Pink top Uniqlo Heattech
Crossbody bag Sammy Dress
Pink flatforms Gorman
Earrings Kitsu
Pink flower ring & red Love ring Paris Kids Harajuku
Bangle Sly Pony
Pink knickers pin Creepy Gals

Every expert on thrifting and shopping vintage always has the same advice - don't go in looking for a specific item because you will leave empty handed, always go in with an open mind. Now I don't actually think that is terrible advice but this pink coat proves that it's not always true. I went to the coat section of my local Savers looking for a pink coat and this was sitting there in my exact size as if it were waiting for me. It definitely was an opshopping miracle, but it goes to show that if you are after that specific piece you may very well be lucky like I was. It was also something ridiculously cheap like $7. Such a lucky find!

Pink coat Savers

Never going to stop wearing these earrings!

Earrings Kitsu

This pin is basically the best pin to ever exist!

Pink knickers pin Creepy Gals

Naomi Murrell is an Adelaide based label who had a pop up shop a couple of months ago at the now defunct Limedrop store. I picked up this super cute gingham dress there and have been wearing it all winter. I have always been obsessed with anything in classic black and white gingham, and I think paired back with pink it looks super cute.

Gingham dress Naomi Murrell

I am so into crossbody bags at the moment, and this one is just so adorable with it's red hearts and cute gold chain straps. J'adore!

Crossbody bag Sammy Dress

These Gorman flatforms have been on my wish list for so long. They were in a lookbook released last year but then never seemed to go into any stores. There were lots of rumours on Gorman buy sell facebook pages as to why this was the case, apparently the pink section was very easily scuffed, which doesn't really bother me all that much. It appears they went into stores very briefly before being recalled and on one of those same Gorman buy sell facebook pages recently I saw someone post a pair for sale and I snapped them up right away. Obviously it would be great if they don't and up scuffing but they're so beautiful I don't actually mind.

Pink flatforms Gorman

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

My blog is 10 today!!!

Yep that's right, today is the 10th birthday of my blog! My first ever blog post was written on the 1st of September 2006, a pretty cringe worthy post as for some inexplicable reason I decided to use a red font, however it is a pretty cute post full of excitement about moving to Tokyo in 18 days and how I planned to document my year living there on my new blog. Little did I know that I would go on to document the next 10 years of my life here at Fashion Hayley (my blog was originally called Fashion Hayley Hits Japan - does anyone remember that?) You can see my blogging style has changed a lot over the years as originally my blog was just about my day to day life living in Tokyo and not really about fashion at all, at least not how fashion blogs are today with epic photoshoots and very little personal information. I do miss the old way of blogging sometimes, I definitely miss reading blogs and feeling like I knew the person, these days there is very little to read on fashion blogs including on mine, but the social media landscape has completely changed how we connect, now I have snapchat and instagram for the more everyday stuff (@fashionhayley on both) and I use my blog to express myself creatively in what I wear and the locations I shoot in rather than to document my life as such.

I can not believe that this little blog that I started in my bedroom in Fitzroy to document my move to Tokyo and the year I spent there would take over my life, becoming my job and taking my around the world and across Australia with it. I am so amazed that it has been 10 years, it feels like only yesterday. My blog has seen me move to Sydney and back to Melbourne, get flown to New York, go to Tokyo countless times and attend lots of fashion shows and openings over the years. I've been asked to write a column in a top fashion magazine, featured in three books and lots of magazines and worked with some very amazing people and brands too! The best part however has always been connecting with my readers, getting lovely emails and messages from you guys or getting stopped in the street which always blows my mind and makes my day. I wouldn't be where I am today without you so I thank you all for following me on this journey for the last 10 years.

Here's to another 10 years!

Outfit details
Tartan coat Vintage
Red and pink dress Pageant
Red tights H&M in Tokyo
Pink boots Golden Ponies
Heart lolipop earrings W♡C Harajuku
Iced Vovo pin Kitiya Palaskas x Frankie Magazine collab
Tokyo swan boat pin McKean Studio
Pink flower ring & red Love ring Paris Kids Harajuku
Cat bangle Tsumori Chisato

I bought these amazing fake eyelashes whilst in Sydney at my favourite little Asian beauty shop in Chinatown, they have a pink stripe on them. Yes one is coming off my eye in this photo, you can thank the epic wind and getting bashed in the face with helium balloons all afternoon for that haha. I will never work with helium balloons again!

Heart lolipop earrings W♡C Harajuku
Iced Vovo pin Kitiya Palaskas x Frankie Magazine collab
Tokyo swan boat pin McKean Studio
Pink flower ring & red Love ring Paris Kids Harajuku
Cat bangle Tsumori Chisato

I wore these two pins to represent both my Tokyo life and my Aussie one and you can't get more Aussie than an iced vovo bickie! I fell in love with Tokyo's swan boats on my first ever trip to Tokyo in 2004 so as soon as McKean Studio released this pin I knew I had to have it.

Iced Vovo pin Kitiya Palaskas x Frankie Magazine collab
Tokyo swan boat pin McKean Studio

This dress is life!

Red and pink dress Pageant

My cute little ♡ tattoo by Tessa Claire has faded a little but I still adore it. Finger tatts fade faster than any other place so I knew it was a possibility when I got it.

Pink flower ring & red Love ring Paris Kids Harajuku

I freaking love these boots so much!

Pink boots Golden Ponies

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The prize To celebrate Fashion Hayley's 10th birthday I'm giving away a collection of my all time favourite things from some of my favourite local designers and brands.
To enter Simply comment on this post with your favourite birthday memory. Mine is having my birthday at Luna Park when I turned 15. Don't forget to leave your email, twitter or blog address so I can get in touch with you if you win.
The winner will be chosen at random using random.org.
Competition is open Internationally.
Competition closes Thursday 8th September 2016 at 5pm AEST.
Winner will be announced that evening via twitter and contacted via email.

Good luck xoxo

Prize pack includes: Daiso BB face mask, Lovemore nail mask, emoji makeup bag from Sportsgirl, Katy Perry fake eyelashes, House of Holland burger fake nails. Dolly Wink black liquid eyeliner (my fave!), Skinnydip Girl Gang iron on patch, Lime Crime pink velvet, McKean Studio strawberry pin, Gorman cactus keyring, Harajuku Lovers LOVE perfume, Julie White Pavlova socks, 2 pairs of Obus socks and some Daiso costume eyelashes!

Competition now closed! Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to thestreetsofadelaide who won xoxo

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Pink Snow

Yes it really does snow in Australia! I know it's hard to believe maybe for my international readers but Australia isn't permanently in the midst of a heat wave, we do actually have four seasons and in my part of Oz we have a pretty chilly winter. It doesn't snow in the heart of Melbourne but you can drive for about two hours and find yourself in the midst of a beautiful white wonderland depending on the direction you go. My friend and I headed to Mount Donna Buang to see the snow for ourselves and had a pretty fun time making snow balls and throwing them at each other. The snow season is sadly now over for another year, but I think I'm going to try and make the effort to go every year from now on.

Outfit details
Pink Bomber Jacket Show Time in Sydney's Chinatown (the mall housing this boutique is AMAZING and my number one spot to shop in Sydney!)
Pink Turtle Neck Jumper Gorman
Stripe Glitter Dress Gorman
Pink Cableknit Tights Obus
Pink Glitter Boots Golden Ponies
Pink Pom Pom Beanie Gorman
Pink Earmuffs Daiso
Pink Gloves H&M
Pink Backpack Ebay
Pink Pom Pom Charm Seed Heritage
Pink Flower Bangle Materiel

I couldn't be wearing more pink if I tried!

Pink Pom Pom Beanie Gorman
Pink Earmuffs Daiso

My sister gave me these super kawaii gloves from H&M. I don't recommend making snowballs with them though as they're not waterproof and your hands will freeze like mine did!

Pink Gloves H&M
Pink Flower Bangle Materiel

Truth be told these are not the best boots to be wearing in the snow, I actually changed into a pair of gumboots I brought along after we shot these photos. But they look super duper freaking awesome!

Pink Cableknit Tights Obus
Pink Glitter Boots Golden Ponies

My love of backpacks never dies!

Pink Backpack Ebay
Pink Pom Pom Charm Seed Heritage

This jacket is all kinds of amazing. Those little patches also say "Leave Me Alone" - how freaking perfect is that?

Pink Bomber Jacket Show Time in Sydney's Chinatown

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Long Lost Tokyo

 These photos are actually from late last year whilst I was still in Tokyo. My friend Yalei took them for me while we were out shopping in Harajuku on one of my last days, and then somehow with the madness of my last minute packing to come home I lost the SD card that these photos were on. That is until today. I am so happy to unerath them as they're such cute photos of a really fun outfit from a really fun day. I can't believe that it was nearly a year ago that I was over there, and that this year for the first time in a long time I'm not going over. 2016 has been a big year of change for me as you all probably know, but I am definitely making plans to head back to Tokyo in 2017, for now I have these photos to remember it by.

Outfit details
Dress Marimekko Tokyo (This dress was apparently exclusive for Japan)
Pink coat Tailor made in Hoi An Vietnam
Pastel pink tights We Love Colors plus size tights
Earrings Kitsu
Bangle Tsumori Chisato
Pink bag Uniqlo
Bag charm Monki
Pins old Gorman, similar from Creepy gals
Pink Brogues Topshop

 I was staying in a guesthouse with no iron, oh the creasey nightmares.

 I was trying out Igari makeup, which was and maybe still is the most popular makeup trend in Tokyo. Basically it is all about under eye blush. Forget contouring, try Igari! Created by top Japanese makeup artist Igari Shinobu, the original inspiration for the look was hangovers, this season it is gaijin baby (Caucasian baby) with even more blush! You see it everywhere, especially around Harajuku. It's meant to make you look youthful and doll like, what do you think? Personally on me I feel like it makes me look old and like I have some kind of rash. I think I'll leave it to the girls in their late teens and early twenties from now on haha.

Earrings Kitsu
Pins old Gorman, similar from Creepy gals

 I got my nails done at Beautik in Laforet in Harajuku. I think it's a really cute idea, just doing the ends, plus it can last a lot longer because it already looks grown out to begin with.

Flower bangle Tsumori Chisato | Pins old Gorman, similar from Creepy gals | Pink gift bow ring Tokyo's Tokyo at Omohara Tokyu Plaza | Pink flower ring Paris Kids Harajuku

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